Source: CVDaily Feed

LOGAN — A 38-year-old Richmond man accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl will remain in jail, being held without bail.

Dustin James Mangum was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. Cache County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested him Friday and later booked him into jail.

Prosecutors have filed 23 charges against him, including eight counts of sodomy of a child and 15 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Each charge carries a penalty of five-years-to-life in prison.

State attorney Spencer Walsh asked the court to keep Mangum in jail, based on the allegation that the abuse occurred repeatedly over the course of several years. He also said there may be a second victim that deputies are interviewing and additional charges are pending.

Both victims reportedly knew the defendant.

Judge Kevin Allen assigned Mangum a public defender. He also ordered him to remain in jail and appear again in court on September 6.

By Staff